Mae Fern (Reedy) Workman

August 5, 1929April 15, 2018

Mae Fern Reedy Workman passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018 surrounded by her family. Born August 5, 1929, in Clay County, she was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Laird Reedy and Ocie Opal Osborne Reedy, sisters June George and Nancy Legg, and brother, Lanzo “Poppy” Moore. Mae was a 1948 graduate of Clay County High School. She attended Fayetteville Baptist Church. Mae spent many happy years providing day care for the children of working parents in Fayetteville. She was a long-time member of La Fayette Post 149 of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, having served as Vice-President and President. Mae was extremely proud of the time she spent mentoring young women as a volunteer counselor at ALA WV Rhododendron Girls State. Sixty-six years ago, she married the love of her life, Damon Workman, who passed away in December 2017. She leaves behind their son, Eddie (Nancy) of Fayetteville, and one sister, Hazel Reedy Shearer, of Bickmore. Mae's grandsons, Seth (Melissa) and Luke (Katie) of Fayetteville, and Jesse of Huntington, mourn her loss, along with Amaya, Deacon and Lacee, her great-grandchildren. Mae was fortunate to have been cared for by six special angels: Amanda, Annette, Carol, Ginny, Saundra and Tammy. The Workman Family appreciates Dr. Jessica F. Swank, the nurses at Hospice of Southern WV, and the staff and nurses at Bowers Hospice House for the care they provided to Mae and her family. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Fayetteville Baptist Church, Fayetteville. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. Funeral services will be presented by Pastor Ron George Jr, Rev. David Sneed and Pastor Mack Canterbury, with special hymn by Saundra Tucker. Graveside services will follow at Fayetteville Huse Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472, Beckley WV 25802-1472. For those wishing to express condolences to the Workman family, you may do so by visiting our website at Mae’s care has been entrusted to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, of Fayetteville.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mae Fern (Reedy) Workman

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Art Yagel

April 20, 2018

Eddie, Nancy, and family--

So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Gail and I keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord hold your family close and give you comfort now and in the days ahead. With Deepest Sympathy.

Rachel Bennett

April 18, 2018

Dear Eddie and Family,
I am sad to hear of the death of your mother and my dear friend Mae. She and I shared many memories of working together in the American Legion Auxiliary and with the Girls' State program. You and your family will arrive slowly to a peace-filled feeling as you deal with this great loss. May each day find you farther along the road to a settled memory of the wonderful person Mae was.

Bobby Jenkins

April 18, 2018

I would like to express my sympathy for your loss today. I never knew Mrs. Workman, but I do remember her sister June George who taught me in part of the 2nd and part of the 3rd grade at Widen, W.Va in 1951- 1952. I've always remembered her as very good teacher, and I'm sure her sister was also a fine person. My father moved us to Pineville, W.Va. in 1953 but I have always remembered the people that I knew from Dille and Widen. I was born in Dille, W.Va. and still go back and visit often. I would again like to express my condolence to the family in the loss of your loved one! Bobby Jenkins